15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area in Kouvola, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): walk around Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip builder tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

2
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Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then stroll through Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn attractions planner.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

4
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Turku tour planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

3
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Aland Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.